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There are 4 ways to get from Newark to Philadelphia by train, bus or car

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Train  •  53 min

  1. Take the train from Newark to Philadelphia Acela / ...

$27 - $80

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Bus  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Newark to Philadelphia "Greyhound" / ...

$10 - $23

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Trenton Transit Center Northeast Corridor
  2. Take the bus from Wallenberg Ave Across From Terminal to Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St 409

$17 - $26

Drive  •  1h 32m

  1. Drive from Newark to Philadelphia 85.7 miles

$8 - $13

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The cost-effective way to get from Newark to Philadelphia is to drive, which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Newark to Philadelphia is to train which costs $27 - $80 and takes 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newark and arriving at Philadelphia. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark and arriving at Philadelphia. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

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The distance between Newark and Philadelphia is 76 miles. The road distance is 85.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark to Philadelphia without a car is to train which takes 53 min and costs $27 - $80.

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The train from Newark to Philadelphia takes 53 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Newark to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Newark station.

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Newark to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Newark station.

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The best way to get from Newark to Philadelphia is to train which takes 53 min and costs $27 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $10 - $23 and takes 1h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Newark to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 75.6 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Newark to Philadelphia hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 53 min. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Newark to Philadelphia 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $23 and the journey takes 1h 50m. Boltbus also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Newark to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia Megabus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
boltbus.com
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Wallenberg Ave Across From Terminal to Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $3
Adult
$3 - $6

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Newark to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Philadelphia station.

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Newark to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Philadelphia is 86 miles. It takes approximately 1h 32m to drive from Newark to Philadelphia.

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